Scotty So, Developing Sunset at Gertrude Glasshouse

Scotty So’s solo exhibition Developing Sunset – now open at Gertrude Glasshouse. Join the artist in conversation with Jasmine Penman on Saturday 29 July at 4pm as they discuss desire, property acquisition and consumption in the context of So’s practice. 

Developing Sunset explores the dream of property ownership and its commodification within the realms of property development and the real estate industry. Through a collection of works created from 2019 to the present, So presents his perspective on starting a new life in an Australian suburb and the longing for a place to call home. Inspired by the Netflix series Selling Sunset and his experience growing up in Hong Kong, where property ownership signifies success, the exhibition delves into the visual language and texts used in real estate advertisements. Through paintings depicting real estate agents, real estate photography images of his own home, and reinterpreted construction site signs, Developing Sunset examines the seductive power of real estate advertisements and the complexities of personal identity in relation to the concept of home. So reimagines the promises made by developers and prompts a re-evaluation of the notions of success and fulfilment tied to property ownership.


You can view the catalogue here.


Image: Scotty So, Self portrait in front of the windows of the show room where Tracy will be getting her apartment from, 2020 – 2023, Oil on Canvas, 60cm x 90cm

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